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The Maven Gypsy B&B and Cottages

41682 Cabot Trail


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The Maven Gypsy Bed & Breakfast and Cottages is situated on the beautiful Cabot Trail in the Cape Breton region of Nova Scotia. Sitting high on a hill overlooking a freshwater pond with wildlife such as moose, beavers and bald eagles, we have a stunning view of the ocean. Watch whales from the dining area or bedroom window. We are minutes away from Spectacular Cape Smokey, and steps away from a beautiful cobble ocean beach.

Nearby, Highlands National Park features steep cliffs and deep river canyons that sculpt a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean. One third of the Cabot Trail runs through the national park along the coasts and over the highlands. Hiking trails running through the park and surrounding areas can be traversed on foot, with or without snowshoes. Carved out of the Highlands Nation Park is the world-famous Highland Links Golf Course, where golfers can test their skills in traditional Scottish fashion, on a course by the sea. For those who enjoy peaceful solitude, kayaking and freshwater fishing are also available moments away.

In the main house or B&B there are three rooms, two of which have a private en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, a queen bed and a sitting area with comfortable chair, side table and reading lamp. The Cute Room has two twin beds with a private bathroom a few steps down a hall with a tub and shower, sink and toilet. All rooms face the ocean. A full hot breakfast is included in the price. A large porch with chairs and a patio set face the water. 

There are four cottages also located behind the house nestled in the trees. Every cottage is fully equipped for self-catering with stove, microwave oven, toaster oven, fridge, pots and pans, cutlery and dishes as well as washing-up supplies. Linens and towels are provided. Each cottage has a fan and baseboard heaters. The bathrooms feature a shower, sink and toilet.

We also offer the following : 

  • A porch with Andirondak chairs front each cottage. 
  • Parking in front of each cottage and house.
  • WiFi is available throughout the property. 
  • TV in the house. 
  • Gazebo with a barbque
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic tables 
  • Fire ring and picnic table at the beach
  • Access to cobble beach 
  • Highlands National Park 25 km away.

Pets allowed (cottages only; $20 cleaning fee).

We are pleased to provide service in English and French.

Rates : B&B – Queen Room with private en-suite $141.45 per night based on double occupancy plus HST

Twin Room with private bathroom $120.75 per night based on double occupancy plus HST 

Cottages – $158 per night based on double occupancy and one night stay; $148 per night based on double occupancy and more than one night stay plus HST. Cottage 2 can sleep 3 people. Additional person $20 for one night, $15 more than one night.

Cancellation policy: a 30% deposit is required at the time of booking; the deposit is forfeited in the event of cancellation

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